Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/192-25
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: LONDON AND LANCASHIRE INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 93 production units.
Name of creator(s): London and Lancashire Insurance Co Ltd
This company was established in 1861 as the London and Lancashire Fire Insurance Company. In 1919 it acquired the Law Union and Rock Insurance Company Limited. In 1920 its name was changed to the London and Lancashire Insurance Company Limited. In 1961 it was acquired by, and allied with, the Royal Insurance Company Limited.
The London and Lancashire had joint head offices in London and Liverpool during some periods, but its chief administration offices were 79 Lombard Street, 1861-2; 73 King William Street, 1862-5; 158 Leadenhall Street, 1865-7; Exchange Buildings, Liverpool, 1867-9; 11 Dale Street, Liverpool, 1869-89; 45 Dale Street, Liverpool, 1889-1919; and 7 Chancery Lane, from 1919.
Scope and content/abstract:
The London and Lancashire Insurance Company Limited records comprise constitutional documents, minutes, annual reports and accounts, seal books, policy registers and other administrative papers.
They may be freely consulted with the exception of a few items less than 30 years old which may only be seen with the permission of the depositor, from whom permission must also be sought to publish any material.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.
Conditions governing access:
48 hours notice required for access. Access by appointment only. Please contact staff.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
They were deposited in Guildhall Library in 1983-4 by Royal Insurance plc. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
See CLC/B/192-23 for the Law Union and Rock Insurance Company.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: January to May 2011.